Waihi Beach


​​​​​​​About Waihi Beach

Waihi Beach is a coastal town at the western end of the Bay of Plenty. It is a popular retirement spot and summer holiday place. As a result there is a mix of permanent residents and non-permanent ratepayers. This is reflected in the occupancy of houses, with 888 occupied homes and 858 unoccupied homes in Waihi Beach.

Population: 1935. View your latest Census 2013 Information here.  In summer the population at the beach trebles.
Location: 10km to the east of the Waihi township, extending about 10km to the south, with the small settlement of Bowentown at its southern end and the settlement of Athenree right next door. ​​​


Waihi Beach Cycle Trail

The identified route for the Waihi Bea​ch Cycle Trail​​ is on a mix of private and public land. It heads across country from Waihi to the northern end of Waihi Beach where it arrives at the top of Council's forestry block before descending to the old dam and into the township. There will be great views from the look out point.

This is seen as an informal extension to the Hauraki Rail Trail, giving the opportunity to do a day's ride from Paeroa to Waihi Beach.

The Waihi Beach Trails Trust has designed a loop track around the dam which includes an upgrade of the existing track, an extension and a small bridge. This will form part of the cycle and lookout trails. The Trust is currently fundraising for the project. This could also be under construction by mid-2017 subject to consenting and funding. 

Two Mile Creek bank erosion

As part of the 2015-2025 Long Term Plan Consultation process, an agreement was reached with the community to proceed with a project to provide creek bank protection to Two Mile Creek, upstream from Dillion Street Bridge for approximately 200 metres.


Page reviewed: 19 Jul 2018 11:54am